2016 European Championships Soccer Sports Betting Odds Preview for Thursday

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The 2016 European Championships enters the quarterfinals as Poland will battle Portugal on Thursday. The teams begin play from Marseille France at 3PM Eastern Time and ESPN2 TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has Portugal favored by -120 odds with the return on Poland at +100 odds. The goal total came in at two. Portugal is +700 odds to win the tournament with Poland bringing back +1800 odds.

Portugal struggled through the group stages. It began with a 1-1 draw with Iceland which proved not to be such a bad recent result considering the team is in the quarterfinals after a 2-1 victory to England. Then it was a 0-0 draw with Austria and a 3-3 draw with Hungary for Portugal as they advanced with just three points in the group. They earned their first victory of Euro 2016 following the 1-0 victory to Croatia in the Round of 16 on June 25th. Portugal was on the verge of their fourth consecutive tie after regulation time until it was Ricardo Quaresma scoring in the 117th minute of the game. Croatia possessed the ball 59% of the time and outshot Portugal by 12 shots. Portugal and Poland last met back in 2012 with the game ending in a 0-0 tie. In 2007 in Euro 2008 qualifying the game also ended tied this time by a 2-2 score. Cristiano Ronaldo has two goals and an assist in the tournament. Nani has converted two goals in the tournament.

Poland had two victories and a draw in group play. They earned 1-0 victories to Ukraine and Northern Ireland. They drew 0-0 with the Germans. The defense has been solid for the team as they allowed no goals in the group stages. Then they moved on to the knockout stages and it was 1-1 tie with Switzerland after extra time. Poland advanced into the quarterfinals by winning the penalty kicks 5-4. No player for the Poles has scored more than one goal in this 2016 European Championship.

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